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Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialism and its Transatlatic Legacies - Gert Oostindie

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"Paradise Overseas" presents a tour around the main themes of Dutch Caribbean history and its contemporary legacies. Drawing on wide expertise in Caribbean and Latin American studies, Gert Oostindie strongly posits a refreshing analysis of the Dutch Caribbean in a comparative framework which will be of interest to historians, anthropologists and political scientists alike. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive narrative, he offers a thematic discussion of topics such as the contrasts between Dutch colonization in the Americas and Asia; African slavery, Asian indentured labour and the shaping of plural societies in the Dutch Caribbean; the major contrasts between and within the six Antillean islands and Suriname; the different trajectories of decolonisation and their subsequent costs and benefits; and the changing significance of ethnicity and national identity both in the Dutch Caribbean and its diaspora.

Some pencil markings on the text.

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Author(s):
Gert Oostindie
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405057130
ISBN-13:
9781405057134
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Macmillan Caribbean
Title:
Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialism and its Transatlatic Legacies

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"Paradise Overseas" presents a tour around the main themes of Dutch Caribbean history and its contemporary legacies. Drawing on wide expertise in Caribbean and Latin American studies, Gert Oostindie strongly posits a refreshing analysis of the Dutch Caribbean in a comparative framework which will be of interest to historians, anthropologists and political scientists alike. Rather than aiming at a comprehensive narrative, he offers a thematic discussion of topics such as the contrasts between Dutch colonization in the Americas and Asia; African slavery, Asian indentured labour and the shaping of plural societies in the Dutch Caribbean; the major contrasts between and within the six Antillean islands and Suriname; the different trajectories of decolonisation and their subsequent costs and benefits; and the changing significance of ethnicity and national identity both in the Dutch Caribbean and its diaspora.

Some pencil markings on the text.

Author(s):
Gert Oostindie
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405057130
ISBN-13:
9781405057134
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Macmillan Caribbean
Title:
Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialism and its Transatlatic Legacies

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